What To Do in An Overdose
Call 911 immediately.
Stay with the person.
Give Naloxone (Narcan) if available.
DO NOT slap the person, put into a cold bath or try to induce vomiting.
Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law provides immunity for you AND the overdose victim if you call for help.
How to Avoid Opioid Misuse / Opioid Overdose
Youth who say they have access to drugs at school
Take medication only as prescribed.
Do not take more than instructed.
Call your doctor if your pain worsens.
Never mix painkillers with alcohol or sleeping pills.
Store your medication in a safe place.
Dispose of unused medication properly.
Teach your friends and family how to respond to an overdose.
Discuss any concerns with your doctor.
Click here for a list of questions to ask your doctor from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Click here for a list of questions to ask your doctor from Harvard Medical School.
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